How to learn Spanish – introduction

I have been learning Spanish for a long time.

I have also been trying to learn how to learn Spanish.

My gray hairs bears witness to that!

It all started a long time ago - in the last century. Yes, it was THAT long ago!

I was introduced to Spanish in the hallowed portals of an English Grammar School - see picture below (not sure what that is - the clue is in the name, but it is well worth a google).

Colchester Royal Grammar School

And, from the tender age of 13, I was hooked.

... to the present day.

I am a student of Spanish and a teacher of Spanish

I am a student of Spanish...and I am a teacher of Spanish.

Notice the order in which I put those two things.

Rarely does a day goes by when I do not learn something new about this amazing, flexible and surprising language.

It is the maternal tongue of some 750 million people in Spain and spread throughout Latin America.

In addition, 55 million people speak Spanish in the USA - this is substantially larger than the population of Spain, la madre patria

I am a student of the language how it works, of how it can be learned, and the difficulties that English, and other non native Spanish speakers, have with the language.

Hence this website.

how to learn Spanish - an introduction
Let's begin the Spanish learning journey - or continue on the path

I am here to help you on your journey and to assist you along the way.

.... and I am coming along as well!


Strap yourselves in - this is where is gets REALLY interesting!

Click around the site (see the menu below).

Above all, enjoy!